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The National Front in France
Ideology, Discourse and Power

ISBN 9781138878273
Published December 1, 2014 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This provocative and non-polemic study explores the value system of the National Front movement in France, and explains the way in which the movement's ideology has been formulated and articulated in the 1980s and 1990s. Also discussing the crucial role of Le Pen, this book provides a fascinating enquiry into the most controversial political party in contemporary France.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The contours of FN nationalism; Chapter 2 ‘The nation’ in FN ideology; Chapter 3 ‘Threats’ to the nation; Chapter 4 Nationalism in a local context;

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Peter Davies is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield.


'A welcome addition ... Davies has written a lively and engaging book, that merits reading by all those interested in the shape and discourse of contemporary French politics. The author enhances our understanding of a movement that has had a strong impact upon current politics and society.' - Paul Hainsworth, French History, 2000

`It is well-written, concise and provides a wealth of statistical information. - Steve Bastow, Kingston University

'This is a fine book, displaying a high level of erudition.' - Patterns of Prejudice